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#2497188 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 12:09 AM

E has been good, but we really miss Stuart's shot blocking.


I really miss Raffi and Lids combined 70+ points a season. Kindl and Smiths combined 30+ a season makes #9 a sad panda.


#2497062 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 09:10 PM

We haven't replaced any if our defencemen that left, Rafalski, Stuart, or Lidstrom, neither player was replaced.
As far as what I'd like to see done: starting with not resigning any of our UFA's, getting a new 4th, 5th, and 6th defenceman. And singing at least 2 new forwards, but I'm not naive I know most of it won't happen.


Ericsson has been a pretty effective new Stuart. Raffi and Lids are really the gaping holes. Smith and Kindl have done nothing to replace them so far


#2497045 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

Alfie is such a useless old fart TRADE


#2496897 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

And yet someone on this board was trying to argue the other day that Nyquist is a career 3rd liner


Now that that 3rd liner has value let's trade him


#2496365 Franzen calls out team

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 09:36 AM

That lazy mule calling out the team, trying to be a leader, on pace for 70 + points, did I mention he's lazy?


#2496191 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by number9 on 17 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

None of us can say fersure what caliber of player any of them will be. We can all agree they're capable 3rd liners right now. Is there a chance some will become 2nd line caliber? Yes. Is there a chance some will become 1st liners? Yes. The chance of being a 1st liner is slimmer but the chance is still there. Jurco is 21 for Pete's sake. He's just getting a taste and has been dependable, and still has around 5 years to grow and mature. He's big, fast, skilled. Got to think he has a lot of potential to rise above the 3rd line. Tatar's 23, still 3 years to grow, and he's been reportedly ready for NHL duty long b4 this year. His puck possession isn't great, and isn't outstanding at D yet, but wow is he dynamic, hard working, and hungry. I see him wanting to be a high caliber star more than any of them. Nyquist is the oldest and best all around. Right now he feeds off guys like Zetterberg and Franzen and has lots of success. I see him being mentored by a guy like Z to become another leader on this team, much like how Z himself was mentored by our other past vets. Sheahan has surprised me the most. Many said he was a career 3rd line C, but he's having a lot of success at that very early. Gotta think there's a possibility he can grow into a 2nd line roll


#2495122 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 14 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

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If only eh?

Would have been the best D pairing of all time. Vladdy would have been the yang to Nicks ying.


#2494947 Favorite Player(s) on Other Teams

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 06:14 AM

ANH - Hiller (Hate rest of team, but always liked him)
BOS - Krug (Go Green)
BUF - Girgensons (Plays balls to the wall)
DAL - Peverley (Always loved him, not just sad for his health)
CBJ - Wisniewski (Big Whalers fan)
COl - Duchene (his highlights are amazing)
CGY - Hudler (I also enjoy hookers)
DET - Everyone (even Cleary)
EDM - Their next 1st round pick
FLA - Weiss (yes)
CHI - Sharp (Respect for a Wing killer)
LA - Brown (America, f*** yeah)
NSH - Rinne (best in the league)
TBL - Gudas (OMG physical)
NYR - McDonagh (incredibly underrated even for the praise he gets)
NYI - Martin (machine)
MTL - Subban (don't agree with the locker room cancer rumors)
PHI - Hartnell (bring back the hair)
NJ - Jagr (have you seen his numbers at 42?)
STL - Miller (Go White)
TOR - Kessel (Cool dude)
VAN - Torts (great enforcer)
OTT - Neil (the type I wish Cleary was)
PIT - Malkin (Crosby's less douchey half)
PHX - Doan (shouldn't have to explain why)
SJ - Hertl (fun to watch)
WPG - Ladd (another guy I wish Cleary could be)
WSH - Ovi (crazy player, crazy guy)
CAR - Brindamour (miss him, go green)
MIN - Heater (50 in 07)


#2494943 Fedor Malykhin

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 04:43 AM

If we sign him and he's legit, and Mantha comes up and he's legit, then next year we would have to start trading forwards. We would be even more ridiculously deep than we are this year. Even after losing Bertuzzi, Cleary, and maybe Alfredsson


#2494940 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 04:14 AM

Almqvist has 42 points in 57 AHL games btw. Assist machine. Might be the setup man at D we've been needing.

And can't lie, kind of excited to hear Daniels say "Almqvist to Nyquist, and he scoressssssqvist"


#2494746 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 12 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

Eventually the higher-ups will realize that it doesn't matter how many soft Euro superstars they draft or acquire... at the end of the day you have to protect your assets, and the DRW have failed to do so for the past 3-4 seasons. We may not find a grittier power-forward with great hands who can also fight, but until they find someone to keep other teams in check, what is to stop them from walking all over us, weathering our man-advantage afterwards?

 

When Neal was targeting Franzen in (what I believe) was his first or second game back from concussions, the only "enforcer" for the Red Wings by the end of the game was the officials, who threw him out of the game TO PROTECT HIM, because we had NO ONE TO STEP UP. When Stevie Y was still playing for the Wings, McCarty was given the job of making sure he never got messed with. Where is Datsyuk's McCarty? Who is protecting Franzen and his fragile head?

 

Babcock and KH will eventually realize that there is no point in building a superstar line-up if they refuse to keep them protected. Until then... well, just look at our past couple seasons and our injuries.

Neal and Neil are two different guys, but I know what you're talking about.

Enforcers don't prevent injury. But if I was an opponent coach playing the Wings I would tell all my guys before the game "Look these guys are all soft finesse players. Don't play their game. Play physical and aggressive with them, and just go balls to the wall on them... they're not going to stop you." We need some more BIG guys that wear down the other team and let them know they can't go balls to the wall on us.




#2494721 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

True true. I kno it has to an end sometime. This would just be sucha a crappy way to end it (injuries).


#2494714 Howard = Average

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

Does no one remember the last two years?


Nope. LGWers live in the moment. Mood swing to mood swing.


#2494713 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

At the end of the day I love this franchise bc we always go to the playoffs. We piss excellence. If we don't make it I'll still be a diehard fan, but it will be hard to take the "streak is over" bs from the media and other fans. We've always been a prime target for haters, and I dread the day they have ammo.


#2494640 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Ya win some ya lose some. A couple of wins and we're back in the wild card. Playoff race is far from over.